HSK Level I
Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)
The HSK is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. HSK consists of six levels, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI). Below are various HSK levels correponding to the levels of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages (CLPS) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF):
|HSK (Level VI)||Over 5,000||Level V||C2|
|HSK (Level V)||2500||C1|
|HSK (Level IV)||1200||Level IV||B2|
|HSK (Level III)||600||Level III||B1|
|HSK (Level II)||300||Level II||A2|
|HSK (Level I)||150||Level I||A1|
HSK Level I
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese words and phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.
Certificate holders of HSK Level I will be provided with additional 2 points in China’s new work permit scoring system.
HSK Level I - Mock Papers
You can download these Mock Papers provided by Hanban to practice and familiarise yourself with the test format. Do check with your respective test centre if there is any change in the test format as it may be updated from time to time.
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